Bill Courson wrote the following, and it so beautifully describes my feeling, I am re-posting it here.
I am not happy about what I have to write here, nor do I like feeling the way that I feel: but just days into the Trump administration, it grows more evident with each passing hour that we have become engaged in something that is very, very far from “business as usual.”
I simply cannot find words in English strong enough to describe the intensity with which I loathe almost everything that Donald Trump stands for, nor – more importantly – the fear that I have of his ability and his readiness to do serious harm to the country that “elected” him (more or less) into office.
I believe that he is an ongoing and grave danger to America, it’s people and it’s values.
Narcissist, sadist, racist, homophobic, neo-fascist and xenophobic, his is an energy that appeals to the very worst instincts in those around him.
A poisonous force that befouls everything and everyone in his presence, the character in literature he most calls to mind is the degenerate Gollum from Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” In a single word, “toxic.”
It is no wonder that “they” – those foreign governments that covertly promoted his campaign for the Presidency – are those who would benefit most by a weakened, divided and retrograde America.
Tonight in the Kremlin, in the halls of power in Beijing and elsewhere, they are snickering at America’s ignorance and venality.
With each passing day the prospect for grave and irremediable harm to the country grows. Whether he is removed from office via impeachment or via a 25th Amendment “capacity” proceeding, my most earnest prayer now is for the speedy and successful termination of his stewardship.